"It is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves from case to case, indescribably monotonous and unrenewed: it is shyness before any sort of new, unforeseeable experience with which one does not think oneself able to cope. But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, not even the most enigmatical will live the relation to another as something alive."

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (via observando)

"There must be a stronger foundation than mere friendship or sexual attraction. Unconditional love, agape love, will not be swayed by time or circumstances."

Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

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Robert Downey Jr. attends the Marvel Studios panel during Comic-Con International 2014

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"Why do you love me? and a stark naked pause. I looked away. I didn’t know whether to begin with "because you are…" or "because you make me feel like…" Silence. I didn’t know. No possible response ever stood a verbal chance. Too predictable, right? You masterfully changed the subject. Wordlessness. "Because you quicken my heart. Because you do. Because you are.""

"It’s a marvelous thing, the ocean. For some reason when two people sit together looking out at it, they stop caring whether they talk or stay silent. You never get tired of watching it. And no matter how rough the waves get, you’re never bothered by the noise the water makes by the commotion of the surface - it never seems too loud, or too wild."

Banana Yoshimoto, Goodbye Tsugumi  (via broptimus-prime)

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"For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”…The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation"

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. — “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog” (via medicaljourney)

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I could forgive, I could be forgiven
Perhaps that was the whole of it after all
Perhaps being forgiven was just forgiving
Only no one had ever told me
There was nothing else needful
Just forgive.

Forgiving equals being forgiven:
The secret of the universe
Do not, whatever you do, forget.

The past was folded up
And in the twinkling of an eye,
Everything had been changed
And made beautiful and good.

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